Dale City Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 9/7 star Monthly BOD Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Turley Clubhouse
Sat 9/17 star Team Picture Day TBA Turley Clubhouse
Thu 9/22 Diamond DCLL General Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Turley Clubhouse

General Meeting:

The annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM at the Turley Clubhouse. The meeting is open to everyone.

Picture Day:

Team Picture Day will be Saturday, September 17th at the Turley Clubhouse. Times will be announced at a later date. 

Fundraiser Nights:

DCLL is hosting 3 fundraiser nights, make sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us: Monday, September 19th at The All American Steakhouse at Merchant Plaza, 4179 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Click here to see the flyer. Monday, October 17th at Five Guys at Foulgers Square, 13580 Foulgers Square, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (in front of Kohl's). Monday, November 28th through Sunday, December 11th at Glory Days Grill at 13800 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Fall Ball:

The upcoming fall season is rapidly approaching. You should have all been notified by a team manager as to what team you son/daughter is on. Practices will be scheduled by the team manager. Games are scheduled to begin the week of September 5th. DCLL is looking forward to a great season. PLAY BALL!!!!!!

Fall Registration is closed. If you would like to register your child for T-Ball or Machine Pitch ONLY please send an email to bafrancis3@comcast.net

Manager/Coach & Volunteer Forms:

Manager/Coach and Volunteer Forms for the 2016 Fall Season have been added to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the page

Monthy BOD Meeting:

The monthly BOD Meeting has been scheduled for Sep 7th at 7:00 pm at the Turley Clubhouse.  

Challengers Return to DCLL

Little League Baseball for Kids with Disabilities

The Challenger Division provides boys and girls with physical or mental disabilities, ages 5 to 27, an opportunity to play baseball regardless of their limitations. This affords these children the opportunity to experience the emotional development and fun of playing Little League Baseball. One of the most positive aspects of the Challenger Division is a volunteer program that uses “buddies” during play. A buddy can be a Little League Baseball player, friend, brother or sister, relative or even a parent. Buddies help assist their Challenger partner on the field with any aspect of the game. For additional information on the DCLL Challenger Program contact Michelle Slaughter at 703-615-8487 or send an email to Michelle.Slaughter@comcast.net .

Click Here for the Fall Challenger Schedule.

Managers/Coaches Concussion Training Link:

Here is a link for the NFHS Concussion in Sports course for Managers and Coaches. This will be MANDATORY for Managers and Coaches for the 2016 Fall season and must accompany your Manager/Coach application form. This is a requirement mandated by the Prince William Parks and Recreation.

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports

Dick's Sporting Goods:

Here is a coupon for some baseball equipment for your player from Dick's Sporting Goods.   

Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date for 2016.

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”


 

2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
 


2005 2005 2005 2005



10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 15
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 16
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 17
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2016.

 

 

Equipment: 

 The rule for the Little League season that states that "helmets must have a non-glare surface and cannot be mirror like in nature" (1.16). Parents please don't buy gear only to find that it is not legal.

 

DCLL Managers/Coaches:

Here is the link for the on-line concussion training:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/indesx.html

Managers & Coaches, there a serveral very good practice & instructional drill packets under the Handouts Tab in the Coaches Corner Section.  

You may download the Manager/Coaches Application Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page.  You may download the Volunteer Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page. All Manager & Coach applicants must complete the Volunteer Form & submit it with their Application. 

  

Volunteers

DCLL still needs volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors, manage,coach or help on the field. You may download the volunteer form by clicking here. or by going to the Handouts tab on the left side of the Home Page & clicking on the form or by emailing Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net   

 

Practice Schedule: 

Here is a quick link to the practice schedule:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dcllequipment@gmail.com

 

Umpires Needed!!!

Dale City is looking for adult volunteer umpires.  All you will need for apparel  is an umpire shirt, you may use the leagues or you may purchase one for $35.00. Home plate gear will be provided by DCLL. You are required to take 1 umpire training class. If you are interested in umpiring, please contact Dave Arndt: dcllequipment@gmail.com .

 

Looking To Be a Sponsor in DCLL:

Listed below are the different levels of sponsorship that your business can choose.

Platinum Level - ($650.00 & above) Receive recognition listed in silver level and in addition will receive your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team and a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Gold Level - ($500.00 - $649.00) Receive recognition listed in both bronze and silver level and in addition you will have a choice to receive either your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team or have a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Silver Level - ($250.00 - $499.00) Receive recognition listed in the bronze level and in addition you will receive a sponsor plaque to display in your place of business showing your support.

Bronze Level - (under $250.00) Recognition on our league website.

We look forward to your generous contribution to our league. We assure you that any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference for our children to have a successful season. Please contact Michelle Slaughter with any questions via email at michelle.slaughter@comcast.net. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded here Sponsorship Letter.

 

League Boundries: 

To find out which league boundary you live in click here: http://www.vad9.org/Page%202.html

 

District 9 Website: 

To get to the D9 website please click on this link: http://www.vad9.org/ . This link is also located in the links tab on the side of the Home Page.

 

Little League is an all-volunteer organization. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make YOUR league a success each year. Anyone interested in joining the DCLL Board of Directors or just volunteering to help out please contact League President Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net . 



Umpire
The Umpire's Plate - 2015 Umpire Training and News

MANAGERS, COACHES, PARENTS, AND KIDS (13-19):

Information will be forthcoming for the 2016 Spring Season.



Composite Bats
Composite Bat Restrictions

 

 

COMPOSITE BAT RESTRICTIONS UPDATE:

Please Check the list before purchasing a new bat for this spring. All bats will be checked & composites not on the approved list will not be allowed.

Little League International has imposed restrictions on composite bats for all divisions (T-Ball to Bigs). Click here to read the article on this issue. Since the original announcement on December 30, 2010, an increasing number of composite bats have received waivers from Little League Baseball to be used. Below are the links that have the bats approved for use by Little League Baseball for the 2012 season.

Click here for list & bat information. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm